Welcome to Springfield Pottery

There is always something new going on at Springfield Pottery! Please use this site to keep you informed of our current and upcoming class schedules, exhibitions listings, Claymobile happenings, First Friday info, gallery news, residency opportunities and other exciting events. We want to thank everyone for their continued support through the years of our ever growing community clay center and fine craft gallery!

Thank you!


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HUH: Recent Metal and Ceramic Works by Lin, Yi-huei and Yu, Meng-ju

Springfield Pottery will host, “: Huh- Recent Metals and Ceramics Works by Lin, Yi-huei and  Yu, Meng-ju “. This is an exhibition of current work by visiting Taiwan National University artists and students Lin, Yi-huei and  Yu, Meng-ju and will be on display in the gallery May 2– 24.

Currently, two students from the  Tainan National University of the Arts (TNNUA) Graduate Institute of Applied Arts in Taiwan are working side-by-side with the students at Missouri State University. This includes ceramic artist Lin, Yi-huei, known by her English name Alice, and Metals-jewelry artist Yu, Meng-ju, known as Ruby. Alice and Ruby have been working diligently in their respective MSU studios as they prepare for their two-person exhibition at Springfield Pottery.   This amazing exchange program has existed between the Ceramics and Metals-jewelry programs at MSU and TNNUA since 2002.

Springfield Pottery, a fine craft gallery and community clay center, is located in downtown Springfield at 416 South Campbell Avenue.  An opening reception for the artists will be held on Friday, May 2 from 6 pm – 10 pm during the First Friday Art Walk.
For more information call 417-864-4677. www.springfieldpottery.com ; info@springfieldpottery.com.

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Now Enrolling For Next Class Session- May 2014

Next Class Session Beginning Soon!
Week of May 12 -  Week of July 3rd

We are now accepting enrollment for our next session of classes. This next session will begin the week of May 12th and run through the week of July 3rd. Students come once a week to their scheduled three hour class time. Functional Pottery and Hand building classes are available. Each class meets for eight weeks.  All skill levels are welcome and no prior experience is ever required.  Class fee is $185 and includes all tools, materials, and firings.  Spots fill up quickly, so call the studio at 417-864-4677 to inquire about the various times and days available.

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Kids’ Camp 2014

Kids’ Camp 2014- 2 Camps Offered This Year!

It’s time for our always  popular kids’ program: Kids’ Camp!   Students will learn a variety of techniques and make a new project during each day of camp.  No prior experience is ever required.  NEW  AGAIN THIS YEAR:  We are now offering 2 camps! Students can choose to do one camp or do both.

Camp#1: July 7 – July 11
Camp#2: July 14 – July 18

Classes Offered:

Handbuilding 101
In this class, we will explore the oldest clay technique there is…building with your hands! We will try the pinch, coil, and slab processes to construct a variety of neat projects like masks and bowls.

Grades 1-4        9:00 – 11:00
Grades 5-8        12:00 – 2:00
Each class limited to 10 students

Wheel Throwing for Teens
Have you always wanted to learn how to throw on a potter’s wheel? Well here’s your chance! Come join us as we explore the basics of working on the wheel as well as the basics of handbuilding.

Grades 9-12        2:00-5:00
Each class limited to 8 students

To register or for more information, contact Springfield Pottery today at 417-864-4677


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Gift Certificates Make Great Gifts!

Still looking for that perfect gift for that special someone? Stop by the studio today and check out our wonderful selections of fine craft in the gallery.  We carry work by more than 45 local, regional and national artists.  We also offer gift certificates that can be used both in the gallery or towards a gift of a class session at Springfield Pottery.



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